Offers Important Information for Current and Potential Suzuki Owners Offers Important Information for Current and Potential Suzuki Owners

PR Newswire

CHICAGO, Nov. 7, 2012

CHICAGO, Nov. 7, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Experts from, the premier
online resource for buying and selling new and used cars are offering
important information for current and potential Suzuki owners. With news
released that the automaker's U.S. distributor has filed for Chapter 11
bankruptcy and will be pulling out of the domestic market, experts
have put together advice and answers to many questions:

  oWill my warranty still be honored? All currently valid warranties will be
    honored, according to Suzuki representatives. If you buy a new Suzuki
    today, the existing new-car warranty will be included.
  oWhere do I take my car to be serviced? There are 220 Suzuki dealers
    nationwide, and Suzuki says they will transition to delivering parts and
    service only from here on out.
  oWill parts be hard to find? If past bankrupt automakers are any
    indication, parts will be available but may be harder to track down.
    Japanese Suzuki remains in business, so the prospects are more promising
    than they would be for a liquidated company.
  oWill this lower my resale value? We have seen bankruptcies immediately
    decrease resale value of existing cars, most recently with Saab.

"As a result of Chapter 11, many Suzuki dealers might be trying to clear out
their inventories, which means shoppers could find a great deal," said Joe
Wiesenfelder,'s Executive Editor. "Potential buyers do need to
understand that resale value will also be lower -- unpredictably so -- and
parts could be harder to find. Additionally, we urge all shoppers to confirm
with the dealer that there will be warranty coverage before buying."

Currently there are 3,647 new Suzukis listed for sale nationwide on
For more information and advice about this news and the four Suzuki models
currently on the market, visit

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